Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,088 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,174 Show data context 4,048 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,299 Show data context 58 Show data context
Chemicals 106 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 15,198 Show data context 2,521 Show data context
High tech. 2,714 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 928 Show data context 137 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,868 Show data context 166 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,875 Show data context 9,536 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,543 Show data context 44 Show data context
Chemicals 366 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 18,891 Show data context 3,435 Show data context
High tech. 2,487 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 942 Show data context 239 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,874 Show data context 153 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,474 Show data context 9,581 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,834 Show data context 180 Show data context
Chemicals 328 Show data context 34 Show data context
Low tech 15,056 Show data context 5,532 Show data context
High tech. 2,382 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 3,010 Show data context 508 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,567 Show data context 557 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,637 Show data context 8,369 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,806 Show data context 269 Show data context
Chemicals 686 Show data context 117 Show data context
Low tech 25,412 Show data context 5,078 Show data context
High tech. 6,562 Show data context 144 Show data context
Other 3,284 Show data context 117 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,551 Show data context 1,077 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,246 Show data context 11,603 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,788 Show data context 596 Show data context
Chemicals 1,149 Show data context 457 Show data context
Low tech 14,150 Show data context 5,757 Show data context
High tech. 7,039 Show data context 880 Show data context
Other 1,627 Show data context 537 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,973 Show data context 2,067 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,973 Show data context 10,894 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,668 Show data context 793 Show data context
Chemicals 3,885 Show data context 1,633 Show data context
Low tech 14,559 Show data context 4,992 Show data context
High tech. 17,088 Show data context 5,292 Show data context
Other 1,467 Show data context 837 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,405 Show data context 2,457 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,729 Show data context 5,442 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,454 Show data context 841 Show data context
Chemicals 6,939 Show data context 2,399 Show data context
Low tech 20,034 Show data context 4,362 Show data context
High tech. 31,573 Show data context 9,586 Show data context
Other 886 Show data context 294 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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Date accessed: 26th October 2021